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Government severely misjudged strength of Oroville emergency spillway, sparking a crisis
Bill Croyle stood in front of an aerial photo of Lake Oroville and swept his hand across the top of the emergency spillway that was helping drain water out of the brimming reservoir. “Solid rock. All this is rock,” Croyle, acting director of the Department of Water Resources, said with an air of...
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New onslaught of rain to hit after 5 killed
A drenched Northern California will get another round of heavy rainfall until Tuesday, sparking flooding concerns in the region.
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2 arrested for carjacking, running over Oroville Dam evacuee
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested two people accused of carjacking and running over a man preparing to flee when authorities ordered those living downstream from the Oroville Dam to evacuate. Butte County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that 27-year-old Cody Bowles and 31-year-old Lucia Ripley were arrested Friday in ...
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Fire extinguished, investigation begins at troubled Torrance refinery
Torrance firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire Saturday morning at the Torrance Refining Co. complex. Three dozen firefighters were dispatched to the refinery about 6 a.m. after getting reports of an explosion. They extinguished the blaze within a half hour, said Torrance Fire Capt....
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Deadly storm slams Southern California
Torrential downpours were inundating Southern California on Friday, flooding streets and prompting water rescues. Officials said at least two people had died in the storm. One was found in a vehicle that was under water.
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Wild, wet weather drenches the region
Good morning. It is Saturday, Feb. 18. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES The Big One: A storm that forecasters billed as the most powerful in years barreled into Southern California with a vengeance on Friday, flooding multiple freeways, triggering dramatic mudslides...
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Life below Oroville Dam: Stoicism, faith ... and cars poised for a fast getaway
Life below Oroville Dam: Stoicism, faith ... and cars poised for a fast getaway By Peter H. King Feb. 17, 2017 | REPORTING FROM Oroville, Calif. California Water Service district manager Toni Ruggle surveys the Feather River at Bedrock Park downstream from Oroville Dam. (Brian van der Brug / Los...
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AP Exclusive: Warning, escape route lack by California dam
Communities just downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's…
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Oroville reservoir level drops as storm approaches
The roar has quieted and the spray has softened, and all signs point toward improving conditions at the base of the Oroville Dam.       
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Oroville reservoir level continues to drop amid new rain storms
Updates: New storms approach, but officials confident Oroville Dam and spillways will hold up Feb. 16, 2017, 6:17 a.m. The rain has started to return in Northern California and will continue over the next few days, but officials aren't as concerned about the upcoming weather so much as the damage...
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Residents near Oroville Dam restlesss, living in fear
Northern California residents, who had spent days at evacuation shelters, were allowed to return to their homes but many stayed only long enough to pack valuables before fleeing an approaching storm that will test recently repaired spillways at the nation’s tallest dam.
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Oroville crisis highlights risky dams, spotty inspections around U.S.
For five years, the 10,000 residents of Newport, Ore., have known the reservoir that stores their drinking water is unsafe.       
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Life near Oroville Dam now shadowed by fears and concerns
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Northern California residents, who had spent days at evacuation shelters, were allowed to return to their homes but many stayed only long enough to pack valuables before fleeing an approaching storm that will test recently repaired spillways at the nation's tallest dam. Authorities say the immediate ...
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No looting but some burglaries during Oroville Dam evacuation, Sheriff says
Updates: New storms approach, but officials confident Oroville Dam and spillways will hold up Feb. 15, 2017, 8:31 p.m. The rain has started to return in Northern California and will continue over the next few days, but officials aren't as concerned about the upcoming weather so much as the damage...
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California officials rush to drain lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms begin
Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears. The three storms were expected to stretch into next week. Forecasters said...
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California officials rush to drain lake as new storms begin
OROVILLE, Calif. — Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears.The three storms were expected to stretch into next week. Forecasters said the first two storms could drop a total of 5 inches of rain.However, the third storm, starting as early as Monday, could be more powerful."There a potential for several inches," National Weather Service forecaster Tom Dang said. "It will be very wet."
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Rep. Doug LaMalfa says Oroville Dam 'looks stable for now'
Updates: Hundreds of workers rush repairs at Oroville Dam as storm approaches Feb. 15, 2017, 11:01 a.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this week. They are concerned that...
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Kangaroos, zebra and deer, oh my! Woman sheltered wild animals during evacuation
Updates: Hundreds of workers rush repairs at Oroville Dam as storm approaches Feb. 15, 2017, 10:20 a.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this week. They are concerned that...
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Oroville Dam repair work by the numbers
Updates: Hundreds of workers rush repairs at Oroville Dam as storm approaches Feb. 15, 2017, 8:56 a.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this week. They are concerned that...
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Inside the desperate battle to shore up the eroded hillside next to Lake Oroville
Armed with rocks and concrete, officials have been battling to fortify an earthen hillside next to Lake Oroville that has eroded — a critical task in case the reservoir overflows again. A quarry is being worked around the clock to produce boulders that are being used in a desperate attempt to plug...
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Oroville residents talk about community coming together to help one another during evacuation
Updates: Hundreds of workers rush repairs at Oroville Dam as storm approaches Feb. 15, 2017, 7:47 a.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this week. They are concerned that...
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Dam residents return: Warning downgraded but eyes on impending storm
Residents returned home Tuesday after authorities lifted the mandatory evacuation order around Lake Oroville that affected about 188,000 people.
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Evidence washed away but cracks in spillway offer clues to Oroville flood danger
Six months before rushing water ripped a huge hole in a channel that drains a Northern California reservoir, state inspectors said the concrete spillway was sound. As officials puzzle through how to repair Oroville Dam spillway, federal regulators have ordered the state to figure out what went wrong.
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1,200 tons of rock an hour dumped in frantic bid to protect Oroville Dam as storm approaches
Updates: Hundreds of workers rush repairs at Oroville Dam as storm approaches Feb. 14, 2017, 9:41 p.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this week. They are concerned that...
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Residents permitted to return to homes near Oroville Dam
Stephen FellerFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Officials in Northern California reduced a mandatory evacuation order to a warning after fortifying the Oroville Dam's spillway to prevent nearby towns from flooding.
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Trump OKs disaster relief as Californians return home
Residents near Oroville Dam still under an evacuation “warning” and remain wary of spillway.       
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Swaths of Northern California on track to wettest winter ever recorded
Updates: Hundreds of workers rush repairs at Oroville Dam as storm approaches Feb. 14, 2017, 9:41 p.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this week. They are concerned that...
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Oroville residents: 'We can go home!'
Updates: Hundreds of workers rush repairs at Oroville Dam as storm approaches Feb. 14, 2017, 9:14 p.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this week. They are concerned that...
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Officials allow 200,000 Oroville evacuees to go home
The order was changed to a warning, and residents must stay alert in case they have to leave again.       
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Dam evacuees relieved but frustrated as they head home
CHICO, Calif. (AP) - At churches, fairgrounds and other makeshift shelters, thousands of Californians packed what belongings they had into garbage bags and suitcases to return home Tuesday, two days after they were told to flee the threat of massive flooding from a dam's damaged spillway. They expressed relief as ...
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Oroville residents return home
Live updates: Evacuations lifted for communities below Oroville Dam as officials say flooding risk reduced Feb. 14, 2017, 5:12 p.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this...
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Cold storm, snow could help avert disaster at Oroville Dam
Live updates: Evacuations lifted for communities below Oroville Dam as officials say flooding risk reduced Feb. 14, 2017, 4:36 p.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this...
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Evacuation lifted for 200K Californians living below dam
OROVILLE, Calif. — Authorities lifted an evacuation order Tuesday for nearly 200,000 California residents who live below the nation's tallest dam after declaring that the risk of catastrophic collapse of its eroded emergency spillway had been significantly reduced.Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced that people could return home immediately. Officials said they have drained enough of the lake behind Oroville Dam so that the emergency spillway will not be needed to handle runoff from an approaching storm.
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Butte County sheriff tells residents that evacuation order is lifted
Live updates: Evacuations lifted for communities below Oroville Dam as officials say flooding risk reduced Feb. 14, 2017, 3:56 p.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this...
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The Latest: New forecasts factored into end of evacuation
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):
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Evacuations lifted for communities below Oroville Dam
Live updates: Evacuations lifted for communities below Oroville Dam as officials say flooding risk reduced Feb. 14, 2017, 1:51 p.m. Officials are rushing to repair the spillways at the Oroville Dam in Northern California and lower the water level in Lake Oroville before rain arrives later this...
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No return home in sight for Californians fleeing dam
Families camp out in cars and tents as engineers rush to fix the tallest dam in the US before more rain arrives.
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Oroville dam evacuation order lifted, warning remains
California officials lifted the evacuation orders for residents downstream of Oroville Dam, saying the dam may hold up to upcoming storms. Almost 200,000 residents have already been evacuated after erosion threatened the emergency spillway. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Evacuation order lifted for nearly 200,000 Californians
OROVILLE, Calif. — Authorities lifted an evacuation order Tuesday for nearly 200,000 California residents who live below the nation's tallest dam after declaring the risk of catastrophic collapse of a damaged spillway had been significantly reduced.Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said residents can return home immediately. State water officials said they have drained enough of the lake behind Oroville Dam so that its earthen emergency spillway will not be needed to handle runoff from an approaching storm.
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Crews rush to repair dam central to Northern California life
OROVILLE, Calif. — Crews working around the clock atop a crippled California dam reported progress Tuesday in repairing the damaged spillway and reducing the water level by at least 8 feet at the reservoir that has been central to this farming region for a half century.Helicopters carried giant sandbags and cement blocks from a staging area on the south side of the Oroville Dam toward the stricken spillway on the north side. Crews operating heavy equipment loaded rocks and boulders into dump trucks, which carried them over the dam and dumped them on damaged portions.
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The Latest: Looters burglarize empty homes and businesses
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):
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Oroville dam crisis: How we got to this point, and could it have been prevented?
Live updates: Frantic fight to lower Lake Oroville water level before new storms hit Feb. 14, 2017, 10:15 a.m. More than 100,000 people were told to evacuate from areas near Oroville Dam in Northern California on Sunday because officials feared that an emergency spillway could fail, sending huge...
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Help pours in for thousands of evacuees in Oroville Dam emergency. Here's a list of shelters
Live updates: Frantic fight to lower Lake Oroville water level before new storms hit Feb. 14, 2017, 10:08 a.m. More than 100,000 people were told to evacuate from areas near Oroville Dam in Northern California on Sunday because officials feared that an emergency spillway could fail, sending huge...
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Crippled Oroville spillway failed carrying just a fraction of the water it was designed to handle
Live updates: Frantic fight to lower Lake Oroville water level before new storms hit Feb. 14, 2017, 6:32 a.m. More than 100,000 people were told to evacuate from areas near Oroville Dam in Northern California on Sunday because officials feared that an emergency spillway could fail, sending huge...
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The Oroville crisis is a 'new, never-happened-before event'
Good morning. It’s Tuesday, Feb. 14, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES A herculean effort at the Oroville Dam The immediate threat of a biblical flood at the Oroville Dam has passed after a weekend of mass evacuations sent the surrounding communities scrambling. But here...
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California asks Trump for help with Oroville Dam spillway
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 14 (UPI) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown requested federal help from President Donald Trump over the "potential failure of the Lake Oroville Dam emergency spillway."
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Race is on to avoid disaster, repair Lake Oroville spillway before more rain arrives
Nearly 200,000 people, who evacuated Sunday over fears that a damaged spillway at Lake Oroville could fail and unleash a wall of water, have to stay away indefinitely while officials race to repair it before more rains arrive Thursday.
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Latest photos from the Oroville reservoir crisis
Live updates: Evacuations below Oroville Dam remain in effect as officials try to make repairs before new storms Feb. 13, 2017, 9:37 p.m. More than 100,000 people were told to evacuate from areas near Oroville Dam in Northern California on Sunday because officials feared that an emergency spillway...
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Damaged dam system threatens Northern California towns
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A huge Northern California reservoir, held in place by a massive dam, has always been central to the life of the towns around it.
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"It has been difficult"
Live updates: Evacuations below Oroville Dam remain in effect as officials try to make repairs before new storms Feb. 13, 2017, 9:21 p.m. More than 100,000 people were told to evacuate from areas near Oroville Dam in Northern California on Sunday because officials feared that an emergency spillway...
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